Storing host data on the BMC

Sunitha Harish sunithaharish04 at
Tue May 5 16:42:38 AEST 2020

Hi Deepak,

As mentioned , the Origin is the property which will be set by the host 
once the IP address is applied to its interface. Its a read-only 
property for the out-of-band user. But its a closely coupled - related 
attribute on the host setting/BIOS object.

I am looking for the opinion on the two approaches proposed ; so that we 
can handle these kind of scenarios.

Thanks & regards,

On 04-05-2020 21:26, Deepak Kodihalli wrote:
> On 04/05/20 8:22 pm, Sunitha Harish wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We have some user defined host settings which we are presently 
>> keeping it in phosphor-settings-manager and the associated pldm bios 
>> attributes are there in the pldm BIOS table. Few properties in the 
>> object hosted by the phosphor-settings-manager are read-only for out 
>> of band but through in-band it can be changed.
>> For example; the IP origin (static/dhcp) in the below commit.
> Is the Origin property here a host setting/BIOS attribute? I don't 
> believe it is. From a PLDM perspective, this is a sensor that the host 
> can update and notify the BMC via an event, for eg. Even if you make 
> it read-only, it is not a setting for the host firmware - which is 
> what BIOS attributes are meant for.
> Thanks,
> Deepak

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